I have two exciting things to share with you today. (1) This cake, which can be best described as a better – nay, the best – take on shortcake. I made it for my own birthday, after being inspired by a very similar cake made by Gesine Bullock-Prado. What makes it so great? Chiffon cake… Read More Shortcake Cake
Welcome to my 100th post! I can’t believe I’ve written 100 of these little vignettes, and created so many wonderful things in the kitchen, but it’s been a pretty great ride over the past year and a half. Thanks for sticking with me. The month of July is my official Birthday Season. Besides my own… Read More The Perfect Party Cake
I have a love-hate relationship with celebration cakes. You know what I’m talking about – those tall, multi-layered, gorgeous, frosting-covered works of art that are meticulously decorated and, if all is right in the world, elicit a chorus of oohs and aahs from the crowd. I love making them, I do; but I don’t have a… Read More Devil’s Food White-Out Cake
Today is a special day, because my little blog turns one year old. Happy Blogiversary, Pâte à Chew! To all my readers, both old and new, thank you for being there, thank you for your feedback, and (for some of you) thank you for taste-testing my creations. It’s been a great hobby that provides me… Read More Racines Cake (Flourless Chocolate Cake) + Happy Birthday, Pâte à Chew!
I realize it has been far too long since my last post. I’ve been out of the kitchen traveling – Las Vegas, San Francisco, Sonoma. It was an amazing 11 days away, that included a very special birthday dinner at the French Laundry. It was by far the most expensive and extravagant meal I’ve ever treated myself… Read More Lemon Blueberry Layer Cake